Global Patent Index - EP 0971754 A1

EP 0971754 A1 2000-01-19 - LIPOSUCTION APPARATUS

Title (en)

LIPOSUCTION APPARATUS

Title (de)

FETTSAUGVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

APPAREIL DE LIPO-ASPIRATION

Publication

EP 0971754 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 98913459 A

Priority

  • BE 9800047 W
  • BE 9700305 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9844966A1] The invention concerns a liposuction apparatus (1) comprising an aspirator tip (3) for sucking subcutaneous fat through an intake aperture, the tip (3) having a longitudinal axis and being mounted on a mechanical driving member (20) with an input for an energy source to be connected therein and arranged to generate a movement and transmit it to the tip (3). The invention is characterised in that the tip (3) motion is a nutation comprising a vibrating component perpendicular to the tip (3) axis and a translational component along the tip (3) axis, wherein the translational component has an amplitude less than 1 cm.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61M 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61M 1/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/32 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61M 1/008 (2013.01); A61B 17/32002 (2013.01); A61B 17/320068 (2013.01); A61M 2202/08 (2013.01); A61M 2205/106 (2013.01)

Combination set (CPC)

A61M 2202/08 + A61M 2202/0014

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9844966A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9844966 A1 19981015; AR 012314 A1 20001018; AT 202491 T 20010715; AU 6815498 A 19981030; BE 1011084 A5 19990406; BR 9808119 A 20000308; DE 69800998 D1 20010802; DE 69800998 T2 20020404; EP 0971754 A1 20000119; EP 0971754 B1 20010627; ES 2159180 T3 20010916; HK 1026644 A1 20020111; US 6336925 B1 20020108

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